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This is a timeless classic expressing the universal message that every aspect of life should be looked at in a positive way. It follows the actions of its protagonist, eleven-year old Pollyanna who goes to live with her stern Aunty Polly, where she faces many challenges with a smile on her face. The best-selling novel begins with the introduction of Pollyanna who goes to live in Vermont with her strict Aunt Polly after the death of her parents which have left her an orphan. The young heroine refuses to give in to her seemingly gloomy situation and instead chooses to look at the bright side of things. Pollyanna’s adjustment to her new surroundings is determined by her optimistic philosophical approach to life, which she refers to as “The Glad Game”. A game taught to her by her father, it has one simple rule- to find the silver lining in every cloud, and find a reason to be glad in every situation whilst withstanding any obstacle life viciously throws. Soon after her arrival, the little girl encourages others to join her in her game and change their previous gloomy attitude. Among the new players is the bad tempered, old Mrs. Snow, and the withdrawn John Pendleton. The townspeople are quick to welcome the unrelenting cheerful girl into their lives, even as she must confront and overcome her own challenges. Although Pollyanna is considered a children’s novel, it is in fact intended to be enjoyed by all ages. As it explores themes of rejection, deprivation and illness, the novel relates to a wide audience. Porter offers an enlightening journey into the world of a child’s innocence, whose positive energy has the mystical power to alleviate even the bleakest social and personal circumstances. With a good storyline and a positive message, Pollyanna is an inspiration to many never to give up on life.
I saw the movie Pollyanna a few years ago and could only remember the name. After finishing most books, I wish they could go on forever, but this takes it to a whole other level. I would recommend this to adults and children alike
What a good story which give us energy to live in a poor situation.
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At first I didn’t think it was that good but when I read it again I was Happy I did because it is a emotional heart touching story makes me happy and sad I hope you will read it it’s a great book. Great reader too!
Great reader, great book!
Such an amazing lovely emotional story, enjoyed listening to it . From the beginning to the end never felt bored, heart touching, expressive story. Thank you for presenting a delightful sweet simple story.
Awesome book, Awesome reader :)
What a great book and such a lovely person who recorded it. Thank you!
Great book and good reader. Very enjoyable!
The reader is amazing!! Does special voices & makes this great book stellar!
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